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Korean streamer QueenMico banned from Twitch for second time

Published: 19/Nov/2019 14:53 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 15:03

by Connor Bennett

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Korean streamer QueenMico has, once again, been banned by Twitch but fans have been left in the dark as to why. So, here’s what we know.

QueenMico is a popular Korean streamer on Twitch, who can usually be found in the Just Chatting section, where she’ll talk with her thousands of viewers or dance along to something like Just Dance. 

She currently has close to 210,000 followers on the livestreaming platform, but as of November 16, her fans have been left in the dark as to when she was next planning to go live and give them something to watch.

However, that appears as if it could be some time away as the streamer’s channel has been struck down, again, by the Twitch banhammer without much warning.

Instagram: queenmicoQueenMico can usually be found Just Chatting or dancing on stream.

Fans of the streamer discovered that she had been suspended on Tuesday, November 19 when the TwitchBanned Twitter account confirmed the news in the early hours of the morning. Her channel was struck down for the second time in less than a month. 

Yet, while the account can sometimes give a notice about how long a streamer has been suspended for by Twitch, they didn’t have anything on QueenMico. Instead, it was just a normal post confirming that she had been banned.

While Twitch does not usually comment publicly on the specific reason why a streamer has been banned, they do reveal the reason, and suspension length, to the broadcaster in an email. 

In a lengthy Instagram post, QueenMico stated that she had been banned for three days, but was confused about the exact reasoning, while also claiming that she hasn’t received any money from Twitch subs since March. 

 

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Her first post on the matter came as a part of an Instagram story on November 19, where she said that she would see fans on the stream soon. 

It remains to be seen as to exactly why QueenMico has been struck with a ban by Twitch this time around and if it’ll lead to any further problems down the line. 

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Pokimane, xQc, more top Twitch streamers react to PogChamp removal

Published: 7/Jan/2021 6:09

by Brad Norton

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On January 6, Twitch removed the PogChamp emote due to comments made by the “face” of the image. Here’s how some of the platform’s most popular streamers reacted to the news.

Twitch announced its decision to remove the PogChamp emote from its platform on January 6. In light of controversial statements from the ‘face of the emote,’ Twitch could no longer support the “use of the image.”

Plans are already in the works for a new design to help capture the “most hype moments on Twitch.” Though in the meantime, one of the most iconic global emotes in streaming history is now gone.

From the biggest streamers to casual viewers, this naturally made a huge impact on the community. Here’s how some of the most popular names reacted to the news.

“I know it’s not how you want things to be,” xQc said in light of the announcement. Though had Twitch continued to endorse the face behind the emote, xQc believes things would have spiraled out of control.

If they hadn’t removed it, it would have “[left] too much space for them to get rolled over,” he said. 

In a hypothetical example of a future TwitchCon event, seeing the PogChamp emote plastered everywhere could have been a bad look for the Amazon-backed platform, according to xQc. Featuring it could have been perceived as direct ‘endorsement.’

“Big Amazon juicer putting on display this [emote], this is what they endorse,” he said through the lens of mainstream media.

Meanwhile, others took the news as an opportunity to bring new ideas to the table. Some suggested that the late ‘Etika’ have his face takeover the role instead. Not only would it be a positive “remembrance of his death,” but it would also help “solidify his importance to streamer culture,” Twitter user ‘Nekkubine’ said.

Etika Twitch streamer
Twitter: Nekkubine
Could Etika’s face takeover as the global Twitch emote?

Another idea from veteran content creator ‘day9tv’ was to create a new database. Twitch streamers could submit their faces into this database to form a new random generator on the platform.

“Whenever someone types PogChamp, display one of those faces at random.  Would give a really nice crowd feel to a chat spamming PogChamp and allow the meaning to be tied to all of us instead.”

This notion gained a ton of traction online, even catching the eye of Pokimane. “Amazing idea,” she said in response.

It’s only a matter of time until we learn what Twitch has in store. Perhaps one of these community suggestions will take effect or something new entirely will surprise us all.

Given how ingrained the emote was in streaming culture on the whole, the upcoming replacement certainly has some big shoes to fill.